Pop star Adele has canceled the remaining two shows left on her world tour after doctor declares she is “unable to perform”
Adele has performed 121 shows all around the world, and was set to perform the final two shows.
In an announcement that devastated fans, Adele wrote a lengthy open letter about her decision to cancel the two shows, stating she had been struggling to perform on stage at London’s Wembley Stadium. Prompted to see a doctor to discover the reason why, she received a shocking diagnosis – she had damaged her vocal cords.
Although the star considered lip-syncing to still be able to perform, she said in her letter to fans: “I’m so desperate that I’ve even considered miming, just to be in front of you and be with you. But I’ve never done it and I cannot in a million years do that to you. It wouldn’t be the real me up there.”
Adele posted the emotional declaration on Twitter, beginning by expressing her gratitude for the enormous success of her London shows: “The last two nights at Wembley have been the biggest and best shows of my life. To come home to such a response after so long away doing something I never thought I could pull off but did has blown me away.”
Adele opens up to fans about diagnosis, declares herself “absolutely heartbroken”
Adele then confessed that the shows had taken a clear toll on her, confessing: “However, I struggled vocally both nights. I had to push a lot harder than I normally do. I feel like I constantly had to clear my throat, especially last night.”
She then detailed the diagnosis she received from her personal throat doctor: “I went to see my throat doctor this evening because my voice didn’t open up at all today and it turns out I have damaged my vocal cords. And on medical advice I simply am unable to perform over the weekend.”
Adele ended the letter with a touching plea to her fans, concluding: “I’m sorry. I love you I’m so sorry. Please forgive me. x”.